Let’s Be Thankful For Shaming The Thanksgiving Fat-Shamer Sarah Michelle Gellar.

The actress apologized for this, which actually really is pretty awful: View this post on Instagram I’m just going to pin these up all over my house as a reminder not to overeat on Thursday #thanksgivingprep A post shared by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on Nov 18, 2018 at 10:04am PST As Breitbart (linked at the […]

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Let’s Be Thankful For Shaming The Thanksgiving Fat-Shamer Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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The actress apologized for this, which actually really is pretty awful: View this post on Instagram I’m just going to pin these up all over my house as a reminder not to overeat on Thursday #thanksgivingprep A post shared by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on Nov 18, 2018 at 10:04am PST As Breitbart (linked at the top of Drudge) put it: The 41-year-old immediately buckled to the social media...

The actress apologized for this, which actually really is pretty awful:

As Breitbart (linked at the top of Drudge) put it:

The 41-year-old immediately buckled to the social media campaign against her, saying, “It’s come to my attention that some people think I was ‘fat shaming’ with this post. That could not be further from my intentions.”

“I love Thanksgiving and unfortunately my eyes are often bigger than my stomach, and I tend to eat so much I make myself sick. This was a joking reminder to myself not to do that,” she continued. “I’m terribly sorry that people were offended by my attempt at humor. Any one that knows me, knows I would never intentionally ‘shame’ any one on any basis. I am a champion of all people.”

I don’t know if I’d use the expression “fat-shaming.” But it is the sort of photograph that anorexia enthusiasts call “thinspiration.” Ah, yes, here’s US Weekly, “Sarah Michelle Gellar ‘Terribly Sorry’ for Offending Instagram Users With Thanksgiving ‘Thinspiration’”:

“Buffy, please don’t promote diet culture. Not the kind of message we should be sending,” one [Instagram user] wrote. “Usually love your posts but I’m seriously against ‘thinspiration.’ It’s a core of most eating disorders.”

But, we’re told, Gellar also “garnered praise” from some celebrities who said they might “pin the photos at her house, too.” In other words, there is demand for thinspiration pictures. Twitter allows the #thinspiration hashtag. Here’s what it brings to the top of the page right now:

That’s a screenshot. I won’t link. And I don’t believe that Twitter user, even with that name, is critiquing anorexia.

I should be clear about what I personally find awful about Gellar’s photo and caption. She just doesn’t look happy. She looks like someone who’s trying to look good for somebody else and is getting no pleasure from it herself. And she’s wearing “pleasure” clothes. But she’s wearing them for somebody else, not herself, apparently. It’s sad. The expression on her face reminds me of Bender in “Breakfast Club.” That’s not joy, though she’s at her rock-bottom low weight.

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